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On Rock County Board rejecting censure of Sheriff Robert Spoden: The silence by the county board is disappointing and disgusting. Something is terribly wrong when a governing body condones poor judgement, bad behavior and conduct unbecoming a law enforcement official. Censure is warranted, at the very least, for this sheriff.

—Wilson Y. Leong

  • Spoden was elected to represent ALL Rock County citizens, not just his family and friends. And certainly not just the prominent Rock County families.

—Susie Thorp

On Janesville proposed reclamation fee: $55 to get my mutt back? You can keep him.

—Traveler Dan

  • Sad, the life of a friend that gives you unconditional love and affection is worth less than $55 to you. Sounds like they are better off at the shelter.

—DeWayne Manon

On Tour of America’s Dairyland coming to Janesville: We’re trying to stop all these bike rides. They don’t create more business and cause a lot of lost business and traffic problems. And it’s becoming more and more dangerous driving on our city streets with all the bike riders. Start charging a $100 fee to do these rides please.

—Dennis T Menance

On Jan. 18 vehicle explosion: Heard it northeast of Edgerton. Dog went nuts.

—Chuck Slayton

  • Considering I just got back from Hawaii, I thought maybe I was losing my mind from my new found paranoia of bombs.

—Lauren Park

  • It’s great that no person or property was damaged but why does that mean no charges will be filed? Something or someone could have been hurt. If houses shook and it scared people, this should be investigated further. When people do this stuff, if they get away with it, they and others are more likely to do it again.

—Kathie Buttera Duschene

On long waiting list for Janesville rental assistance: The quality of affordable rental properties around here isn’t great. There are a lot of slumlords in this town. They aren’t doing upkeep either.

—Michael J Nehls

On former GM plant selling for $9.6 million: There’s twice that in scrap metal alone on that property.

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